Chemicals Insights


Securing the competitiveness of the European chemical industry

– Companies can build on Europe’s intrinsic strengths and play offense in sustainability, while pursuing consolidation and functional excellence.

A new operations formula for the chemicals sector

– Facing spiraling costs, looming skills shortages, and the decarbonization imperative, manufacturers of chemicals and agricultural... products can’t afford to stand still.

The energy transition: A region-by-region agenda for near-term action

– What practical actions could countries take now to ensure that the energy transition both accelerates and proceeds in an orderly... fashion?

Excellence in petrochemicals: What it will take to win

– A full-potential transformation could prepare petrochemical players for challenging market conditions.

Making everyday products greener

– Transition to greener products may be challenging, but it’s feasible. However, achieving scale will be a significant hurdle... in a world where demand for green materials will soon outstrip supply if targets and commitments are taken seriously.

A quick take


US polyethylene price evolution and what to expect

– Prices for petrochemicals in the United States have increased significantly, even beyond what fundamentals would dictate.

Petrochemicals 2020: A year of resilience and the road to recovery

– Most companies showed recovery of revenues and profits to pre-COVID-19 levels in the third and fourth quarters. A deeper dive... into the numbers illustrates several implications for 2021.

Getting value from advanced digital technology for industrial gas companies

– With relatively little risk, industrial gas companies can optimize parts of their operations with advanced technologies.

Want to learn more about how we help clients in Chemicals?

More insights


The future of commodity trading

– A new normal of commodity trading will call for new types of traders.

Beyond the bottle: Solutions for recycling challenging plastics

– As demand for recycled content accelerates and the economics of recycling reaches a new level, there is an opportunity to bring... challenging plastics into the recycling stream.

Capturing the green-premium value from sustainable materials

– Materials are the next net-zero frontier. To seize the opportunity, green-materials producers and buyers must act now.

Reimagining Mexico’s chemical industry

– The country’s chemical sector could double in size. A shift toward sustainable products, regionalization, and emerging value... pools offers an opportunity to fulfill Mexico’s potential.

Addressing the challenges of plastic waste: Circularity and leakage

– Circularity alone won’t stop leakage. Emerging economies still need to have proper waste management systems for their plastic... and other materials.

The new imperative for green commodities

– The energy and materials transition is reshaping the strategic toolbox of commodity producers. Seven actions can help them master... the transition.

Electric vehicles: The next growth engine in chemicals

– A paradigm shift in automotive purchasing linked to the electric-vehicle transition is creating a major growth opportunity for... chemical companies.

The cement sector’s net-zero transition: Higher costs and demand shifts

– For cement companies and their value-chain partners, opportunities for value creation could arise as customers look for low-emissions... building materials.

How green can green growth be?

– The transition to net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions will take trillions of dollars and several decades. Here’s how B2B leaders... can extract maximum value from the journey.

Navigating regulatory uncertainty in packaging: A new wave of chemical-substance regulations

– Forthcoming chemical-substance regulations will add significant complexity for the packaging industry. Being proactive in developing... a cross-functional master plan can provide clarity and a route to managing this uncertainty.

Cracking the growth code in chemicals

– Winning market share—not market growth—is a key to success.
Sorry, we couldn't find any results. Try removing some filters.

Connect with our Chemicals Practice